The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a research university in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.

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Address: Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2TN, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 114 222 2000


The University grew out of the Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and the Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three institutions came together in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905. Academic departments are grouped into six faculties: Arts and Humanities; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry and Health; Science; Social Sciences; and International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

University of Sheffield outstanding performance for research, as a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities, is consistently confirmed by independent assessment internationally. University of Sheffield is proud to be rated 71st in the world in the 2013 QS World University Rankings, 13th in the UK in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and to be ranked in the top ten UK research-intensive universities (2008 Research Assessment Exercise)